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General News of Tuesday, 1 November 2016


I’ve employed record 101K teachers, nurses - Mahama touts achievements

President John Dramani Mahama has said that employment figures indicate that the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has employed an unprecedented number of teachers and nurses in the country.

According to him, “from 2009 till date, this government has employed 78, 000 teachers – unprecedented – the highest number in the history of the country. From 2013, when I became president, we have employed 23,000 nurses – unprecedented – the highest number ever in the history of this country”.

He revealed this in an interview with the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation’s Sunrise FM in Koforidua as part of his tour of the Eastern Region.

For him, the facts does not support criticisms that his government has failed to provide jobs for teachers and nurses.

The removal of training allowances for teachers and nurses has also been a source of huge controversy. The opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) has constantly argued that the Mahama administration does not have the interest of nurses and teachers at heart.

However, Mr Mahama insisted that government is doing its best to provide the best for teachers and nurses.